Last year, Canada welcomed more than 405,000 permanent residents. This is a record number of immigrants accepted by Canada in one year. Immigration drives almost 100% of the Canadian labour force and accounts for approximately 80% of population growth. In addition, currently, there are under 1,000,000 unfilled vacancies in the country that the Government tries to fill by inviting more and more candidates. According to Statistics Canada, by 2030, around 5,000,000 Canadians are expected to retire, which will drop the worker to retiree ratio to 3:1. Thus, the Canadian Government increased the immigration levels to meet the economic needs and tackle the labour shortage issue in the country.
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